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February 9, 2012

Buried Alive

From Samuel Clarke’s book A Generall Martyrologie 1651. Two poor souls are buried up to their heads to starve. However look at the soldier’s clothes on the two executioners. Plain, simply cut soldier’s coats, narrow breeches, hose and plain shoes. Standard wear in the Civil Wars.

February 9, 2012

John Tradescant III

Grandson of the famous gardener. Portrait in the Ashmolean Museum. The young man wears a rather nice doublet with a lace fringed falling band. © 2011 University of Oxford – Ashmolean Museum